Are you excited for Earth Day, but unsure of how to celebrate? Look no further than these 10 eco-friendly crafts that will not only spark your creativity but also make a positive impact on the planet. From turning cardboard into a sculpture or a light shade into a planter these DIY projects will not only reduce waste but also add a touch of style to your home. With Earth Day just around the corner, April 22nd in fact, there’s no better time to get your craft on and show your love for the planet with these meaningful and sustainable projects.
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10 Crafts to celebrate Earth Day
Eco-friendly Cardboard crafts for Earth Day
Some of my favorite crafts are those that either recycle old materials or can be recycled. It just feels better to be resourceful and get some mileage out of items that we tend to collect and throw away! Cardboard is one of my favorite mediums for this so here are some of my favorite cardboard projects. They would be great to do with kids too!
1. Cardboard Cactus Crafts for Earth Day
These cardboard cactus plants are a great way to celebrate Earth Day. All you do is cut out simple shapes from any size cardboard box and stick them in a pot. Great decor AND reusing stuff you already have! Here’s a link for the cardboard cactus tutorial.
2. Cardboard art sculpture craft
We had originally made a mobile as an art piece and then reused the pieces to create this geometric sculpture. It’s a great way to use smaller scraps of paper and cardboard while also turning it into something that you’d actually want to keep around on display.
3. Viking ship made from cardboard
Sure, I made this viking ship out of cardboard for my son for Halloween, BUT it would also be a great toy for every day. Just grab a couple of boxes from the bin and start cutting! The kids can even join in on painting it.
4. Decorative cardboard vases
I was so inspired by that blue and white tablecloth that we made a number of blue and white vases out of cardboard to go with it. They would be fun for a dinner party or as a simple decoration in a vignette. OR, you can make these 2D flat vases, below, to also do the job.
5. Egg Carton vases for Earth Day
While we’re on the subject of vases, here’s a great way to reuse egg cartons! I love the texture that the egg containers create. They’re super cool for a fresh, modern vibe.
6. Cardboard sun for Earth Day
Jasper and I made this sun out of cardboard when he was 3 and we had a ball! It’s a great way to teach kids about earth day and get busy together!
7. Learn how to press flowers for Earth Day
A beautiful way to celebrate Mother Nature is to learn how to press flowers. This blog post shares 3 ways to press flowers. It’s a great hobby to learn!
8. Make your own beeswax lunch sack for Earth Day
Make something you can re-use over and over again. We made these cute color-blocked lunch sacks with beeswax pouches intended to use over plastic bags.
9. Eco-friendly Friendship bracelet rug for Earth Day
Turn fabric scraps into a friendship bracelet inspired rag rug. This was one of my earliest projects on the blog and one of my favorites to this day!
10. Celebrate nature for Earth Day with paper flowers
One way to celebrate Earth Day is to pay homage to the beauty that Mother Earth provides. Flowers are probably my favorite thing on earth. we have a host of paper flower tutorials that will bring the celebration indoors!
These gorgeous water-colored hydrangeas are made from coffee filters! Use what you have!
These adorable paper pansies or johnny jump ups are too cute. Here’s how to make them!
If you’re really wanting to learn how to get into the flower spirit, we have a course on how to draw your favorite flowers. It would be a great way to celebrate! Sign up for the course here.
As we celebrate Earth Day, it’s important to remember that small actions can make a big impact. These 10 eco-friendly crafts demonstrate how we can repurpose and upcycle everyday items to create something beautiful while reducing waste. Whether it’s turning old cardboard into a home decoration or celebrating mother earth in flowers, we can show our love for the planet in creative ways. So let’s get crafting and make a difference one DIY project at a time! Remember, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan